Free from want! Free from want! I think I had a glimpse of the universal life foce and wisdom and then slipped in my practice and "wanted" to get back there and "tried" very hard. That was the very problem (along with the drugs)!
Thank You, Chris --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Jue Miao Jing Ming - è¦ºå¦ç²¾æ <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi Al, Chan is the universal life force and wisdom. It provides life > and all the nutrients to support us, equally to everyone of us without > preference. In the question you asked ".....everything you want?", the > word "want" is the problem. The funny thing about Chan practice is > first to let go of the ego, meaning let go of all the "want", then we > can enter the tiny gate of stillness, only when we still, we can be > connected to the universal life force and wisdom. Then the True Form > will be unfold to us. > > Simply by wanting it to happen or guessing that it may happen or imaging > it or taking LSD, it will not happen. > > Purity is the first stage in our practice, it means purity of body, mind > and spirit. that is just the beginning. The good thing about our > school is anyone can practice and witness oneself. > JM > > > Al wrote: > > > > As we all get older, and some of us are a lot older, the question for > > me now is this: Does Zen give you everything you want? Are you willing > > to die sitting on a cushion just saying "this is it?" No Heaven for > > you? No Nirvana? No nothing? Just worms?? > > > > > ------------------------------------ Current Book Discussion: any Zen book that you recently have read or are reading! Talk about it today!Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Zen_Forum/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/